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Explore Heaton and discover a warm and welcoming suburb bursting with character.

There is more to Newcastle than the things you might find in the city centre. Impressive as the must-see landmarks and attractions are, if you’re visiting Newcastle for a longer break - explore further afield and discover how easy it is to get a metro to the outlying suburbs which are full of their own personality, excellent places to eat, shop and become a local.

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Hop off the metro at Chillingham Road and live like a local in Heaton where relaxed café culture and bohemian independence underpins the bustling suburb.

Tiny tap rooms tucked along terrace streets, stonebaked pizza restaurants, sophisticated Spanish tapas venues and cafés galore rub shoulders with independent greengrocers like The Honey Tree, award-winning butchers like Block & Bottle, second-hand stores and treasure troves like Flea Circus bursting at the steams with vintage must-haves.

Whether you embrace the hustle of Chillingham Road, wander along Heaton Road or venture even further to Heaton Park Road there are plenty of places to nosy around, coffee shops to refuel and when the evening creeps in, Heaton’s nightlife is guaranteed to give you a fresh flavour of Newcastle.

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Brunchers are encouraged to explore Heaton’s many cafés and go-to brunch hotspots. The early bird certainly catches the giant stack of pancakes at queue-heavy Butterfly Cabinet. Nestle amongst the vibrant foliage at cafe-cross-florist Fork in the Rose while you sip your morning coffee or go for the wellbeing-focused breakfast at Naked Deli. From Estate Tea Co to Brew & Bite to Dot Bagel – café culture is bouncing in Heaton and there is guaranteed to be a matcha latte, builder’s brew, long macchiato or loose-leaf peppermint to ease you into your day - not to mention some of the finest food on the east-side of Newcastle!

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Visitors to Chillingham Road will find it is punctuated with good food vibes from around the world and thriving independents building pace as you wander the long high street – you’ll find you’re spoilt for choice. Grab fresh bao buns, stop for a beer and a bite to eat at uber cool Elder Beer Café, tuck into stylish Italian cuisine at L’Ulivia, take a trip via the vibrancy of Spain at Sombremesa or press your nose up to the glass at the hottest ticket in Heaton – The Nest.

Heaton is rapidly becoming a must-visit suburb for eclectic nightlife. Join the locals at Heaton Tap, fill up your growler of craft beer at Block & Bottle or sip a crisp white at Flint’s. Theatre-lovers can also experience high-quality performances from community-run People's Theatre which has a rolling programme to suit all tastes.

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Explore Heaton on foot, bike or e-scooter and breathe in the fresh air when you discover the expansive green of leafy Heaton Park - an ideal starting point to take a stroll all year round and a thriving meeting point for the local community during the long summer evenings when residents spill out to enjoy picnics and BBQs in the sunshine. Enter through the gated entrance on Heaton Road to enjoy a coffee-to-go from the jolliest takeaway coffee cart in the city before venturing through the woods of Armstrong Park to Jesmond Dene and beyond. Alternatively, head in the other direction and wend your way to Ouseburn and Newcastle’s famous Quayside.

Heaton is a great jumping off point for exploring more of Newcastle's regions with its easy access to the neighbouring localities. Head to bohemian Heaton before taking in the creativity of Ouseburn's cultural quarter and venturing into the small but perfectly formed, up-and-coming Sandyford.

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